Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:45 AM ET, August 11, 2010

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet the Prankster Brothers Behind “Jenny,” the Whiteboard-Using, Farmville-Exposing, HPOA Girl  —  Yesterday, everyone on the Internet loved Steve Slater, the Jet Blue flight attendant who quit his job by cursing out his passengers and bolting out of his plane using the emergency slide.
RELATED:
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: HOPA Dry Erase Girl Is A Hoax, Identity Revealed  —  “Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office (33 Photos)” is indeed a hoax, say its creators John and Leo Resig.  —  I'd love to pull out some well-worn meta-media analysis about how memes are increasingly …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Quitting Tale That Suckered the Whole Internet  —  Photos of an aspiring broker purportedly telling off her boss garnered widespread news coverage and more than 105,000 Facebook “likes” Tuesday.  Too bad the story was published by two guys who have pranked the media before.
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
A Weekly Magazine Meant for Mobile  —  A small group of former magazine journalists and editors, including the former president of Newsweek, plan to launch a weekly digital magazine this fall that they hope will capitalize on the idea of creating content specifically for mobile technology.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Newsweek's editor exodus  —  Pressure is mounting to find a new editor-in-chief of Newsweek, as the staff defections continue in the wake of the sale two weeks ago to stereo mogul Sidney Harman.  —  Jon Meacham, the current editor-in-chief, is telling staffers he hopes to pack it in by Labor Day.
Discussion: The Wire
RELATED:
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek's Evan Thomas leaving the magazine
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Did Netflix Pay Too Much for Epix Content?  —  The news that Netflix is teaming up with Epix to bolster its online catalog has generally gotten good reception today, with Netflix stock up 8 percent and analysts like J.P. Morgan's Imran Khan giving the deal a thumbs up.
RELATED:
David Kaplan / paidContent:   Disney's Iger: Getting Aggressive On ‘Premium’ DVD Rental Window, Pricing
Wall Street Journal:
H-P Board Surprised Hurd Didn't Go Quietly  —  Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board got caught off guard by the public relations campaign waged on behalf of its ousted chief executive, Mark Hurd, to defend his reputation in the wake of his departure.  —  H-P's directors “hoped he would move on,” …
Discussion: DailyFinance and Deal Journal
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
You've got friends  —  Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong are quietly discussing a strategic alliance aimed at boosting their online ad businesses, The Post has learned.  —  The two companies have been talking for several months about a partnership …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
To click or not to click: Could tiered data plans water down advertising possibilities for news publishers?  —  In the good old days (of three months ago) you could surf the web on your iPhone with abandon.  Do I want to watch this video?  Sure!  Do I want to download this huge attachment?
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Guardian:
Channel Five ‘bloodbath’ as Desmond culls seven directors  —  • Desmond plans to invest £1.5bn over five years  —  • Up to 80 jobs to go in £20m cost-cutting drive  —  • Five may return to Project Canvas  —  Channel Five is to lose seven of its nine executive board directors …
Discussion: Variety, The First Post and Media Week
James Ledbetter / Slate:
What Happened to Demand Media's Audience?  —  Something strange has happened on the way to Demand Media's IPO.  For the last several years, Demand Media has been like a tornado ripping through traditional media.  The company's model is to produce hundreds of thousands of evergreen pieces …
RELATED:
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   The Lesson of Demand Media (And AOL): The Online Content Business …
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Stefano Shows Off His Very Own Vanity Project … “I think we should have our salad and then we will go fast through the magazine,” said Stefano Tonchi, the editor of W. It was Tuesday afternoon on the fourth floor of 4 Times Square and Mr. Tonchi was wearing a two-button gray suit and an open-collared white shirt.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Magazine
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Media Industry to Grow Faster than US Economy  —  A new report out today from Veronis Suhler Stevenson forecasts spending on media and communications will outpace economic growth as consumers invest in mobile and web access and companies pay to reach them there.
Discussion: Business Wire, rbr.com and MediaPost
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Location services to ‘devastate local media’  —  As rumored for what feels like the last decade, Facebook will launch its geolocation feature “within weeks,” according to a CNET report: … If you work in local media — or run a neighborhood blog — what does this mean?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream Goes Hollywood With New Office And Hires  —  Back in June, I sat down with Ustream CEO John Ham, who talked about the site's rapid growth and its plans to expand.  At the time, Ham told me that one of Ustream's key strategies was to foster its relationship with the entertainment industry.
Discussion: The Wrap
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Former Forbes.com CEO Jim Spanfeller Dishes On His Forthcoming Food Website  —  We just got off the phone with Jim Spanfeller, the former Forbes.com CEO whose Spanfeller Media Group announced today it has closed an initial funding round to launch a food website, “the first in a series …
RELATED:
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Former Forbes.com CEO Jim Spanfeller Raises Money For Content Startup
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 10:45 AM ET, August 11, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
mUmBRELLA:
Australian newspaper sales decline began two decades ago
Olivia Koski / Epicenter:
10 Media Takes on the Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal
Robert Gavin / Boston Globe:
Globe hires vice president for digital content
Discussion: Romenesko
AdAge:
How Steve Slater Is Stifling JetBlue's Social-Media Strategy
Discussion: Speakeasy
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
How News Consumption is Shifting to the Personalized Social News Stream
Discussion: MEDIA BEESWAX
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
AP to Improve Obits of the Famous and Newsworthy
 Earlier Picks: 
Rick Edmonds / The Biz Blog:
Can Newspapers Create New Revenue Stream with ‘Digital Malls’?
Kevin Rawlinson / The Independent:
Rupert Murdoch claims to own the ‘Sky’ in ‘Skype’
Andrea Domanick / Multichannel News:
NBCU Digital Studio To Launch ‘Fact Checkers Unit’
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
All Our Ideas facilitates crowdsourcing — of opinions
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
More Money for iPhone Ads: Medialets Raises $6 Million
Discussion: TechCrunch
Boston Globe:
Back off, critics — TV news benefits from fresher voices